Upcoming Events

Art & Wine Festival
June 1, noon-9pm

Join us for our annual Art & Wine Festival presented in partnership with Kent State University College of the Arts. Enjoy wine from 10 Ohio wineries, local food, cool art and live entertainment throughout the day!





Restaurant Week
June 3-9

From slow-cooked barbecue and authentic Italian cuisine to fresh sushi and exquisite small plates, Kent eateries can satisfy a range of cravings.
Enjoy special “prix fixe” menus offering a three-course meal for one set price.


About Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

Love what we do? Want to help?
Become a Friend of Main Street Kent!

 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent

Haymaker Farmers’ Market

Locally grown produce, plants, art, music, community and more! Outdoor Season is May through October, in downtown Kent on Franklin Ave (under the Haymaker Pkwy bridge).

Check out their slideshow!

 Featured Volunteers

Dylan Ball

Dylan is a member of our Board of Directors as well as our Design Committee. He helps head up our Clean Up Kent events, leading the way for graffiti clean up. He also volunteers for all of our events throughout the year, willing to jump in wherever needed. We love his dedication, reliability and humor and are grateful to have him as part of our organization.